Design concept: Ikos Andalusia, Spain
Ikos Andalusia (imagery: © Charly Simon)
This five-star resort, nestled between majestic mountains and the Mediterranean Sea on the Costa del Sol, is the focus for our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive.
Studio Gronda led the architectural and interior design of this property, which combines classic Spanish characteristics with the glamorous tropical feel of a coastal resort.
The May 2021-opened Ikos Andalusia spans a coastal stretch of Playa de Guadalmansa, 55 minutes from Malaga Airport, 20 minutes from central Marbella and 15 minutes from the historic town of Estepona, on the Costa del Sol. This luxurious five-star resort was developed by OakTree Development Group.
As much as 4,000 sq m of gardens and swimming pools can be explored across the property, which is home to 411 guestrooms and an array of restaurants, bars and wellness facilities. And adding enormously to the overall sense of grandeur, several palm tree-lined pools lead guests through the resort to the sea.
Ikos Resorts invested €180 million to create this beachfront hotel pairing a sense of serenity with sophistication, the brainchild of Studio Gronda. Each light-filled space brings the use of wood and white together with contemporary furnishings and abundant greenery.
Ikos Andalusia encompasses as many as seven restaurants: one offering a Mediterranean buffet and the other six showcasing the modern Greek, classic Italian, Asian, Provençal and Spanish culinary creations of Michelin-starred chefs through a variety of à la carte menus.
Moreover, the resort’s sommelier oversees an impressive collection of local and international wines, and cocktails curated by renowned mixologist Mariam Beke (owner of popular London bar The Gibson) are served up in the scheme’s six bars.
Guests can further unwind at the Ikos Spa by Anne Sémonin Paris, which encompasses nine treatment rooms, eight indoor and outdoor pools, a hair salon and a fitness studio. Families are then catered for with two complimentary kids’ clubs, where activities range from arts and crafts to cooking and water sports.
Visitors are also encouraged to explore the local area, with the resort offering complimentary use of a Mini for the day, tickets to Málaga’s top museums and free green passes at the nearby Los Naranjos Golf Club.
For more info about this scheme, and to view an extensive gallery of hi-res images, check out Ikos Andalusia’s project page on the TOPHOTELDESIGN website.
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